Sunday, June 3, 2018

Govt insists on ten percent contribution to youth fund in district councils

The government has reiterated its insistence by directing all district council authorities in the country to make sure that, they contribute a proportion of the ten percent from the amount of money they collect from their levies. The Minister of State in President’s office who is responsible for Local Government and Regional Administration (TAMISEMI) Selemani Jafo issued a strong statement in parliament last week during question and answer session. Minister Jafo was responding to a question earlier raised by Buhigwe legislator Albert Obama Mtambaliba (CCM) over the economic empowerment for women and youths in their country. 

Selemani Jafo

The legislator wanted to know the government’s stance over the reluctance shown by district authorities in his newly established Buhigwe district to abide by the government’s directives which requires all district councils to contribute 10 percent of their incomes to women and youth fund established in the district. Minister Jafo noted that, any district authority that will blatantly refuse to abide by the government’s directives will face severe punishment as this is already a policy agreed by parliamentarians two years ago. He said the government would continue helping women and youths through these funds which have been established countrywide without failure and whoever tend to impose an impediment will see the wrath of the law.

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